Thursday, 25 February 2016

It was a pleasure, Mama Truphosa

I was born on a chilly Saturday night at a time when the Nyayo milk was politically still part of the school curriculum. Ready to welcome me into this world of sin was Mama Truphosa Ingesia, the official village midwife. 

Friday, 19 February 2016

Excuse me, your hair is blocking my view. Honey... my hair is the view

Last week I was at the Food Court in Westgate Shopping Mall, Nairobi. (You know I can see your eyes rolling). Not to worry. Its now a beautiful place. Security is really beefed up. I mean, you honestly have to be mad to even think of pulling another terrorist attack there. Saw some security chaps, carrying this super heavy machine guns, hiding in flowers with guns ready to blaze. I have never felt that safe on earth!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Boy is Mine

It's 10am. Saturday. March 29th 2008. You are whizzing between sanity and hangover. Your head feels like it was hired for the night as a punching bag. Then you hear this commanding knock on the door that makes your heart skip a bit. The last you checked, you weren't being looked for by cops or the Eurobond mafia lords. In fact, the only person you owed money on earth was Mama Njoki, the vegetable vendor across the road. She couldn't possibly have sent a bunch of thugs to 'teach' you a lesson over the 38 bob debt that was a month overdue, or could she?

Sunday, 14 February 2016

REPOST: Why most men don't give a crap about Valentine's Day

Call us old fashioned and unloving. In fact, feel free to even throw in the this unromantic African men. But the reality is this - most men just don't give a crap about Valentine's Day, and this is why... READ MORE...

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Let's talk about money: How I got out of my comfort zone

Douglas Waudo, the founder of Living Effectively Mentorship Program (LEMP) shares about his life past encounters with money and how he used it. He talks about the change that happened after attending the Centonomy 101 Course and how it impacted in his life. 

The theme at the Centonomy Open Day held on January 16, 2016 at the All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi was "getting out of you comfort". The only way you are going to finally make a change in your finances is if you get out of your comfort zone. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Two Plus Two Equals Four By Modern Mom

My water broke around 3:30 that Sunday afternoon. Since I’d been in ‘barely there’ labor since 9 in the morning, everything was ready and already by the door. I quickly put on the blue dress that boyfriend was ironing at the time and we rushed out... READ MORE...

Monday, 8 February 2016

REPOST: Satan, not today please

Her life story is manicured and full of the Biblical Abrahamic blessings: Poor family. Childhood and teenage struggles. Scholarship educated up to high school. Then sugar-daddy-supported till graduate level.

Thanks to her beauty and charm, of course coupled with her qualification, she lands a relatively well-paying job in a local bank... READ MORE...

Thursday, 4 February 2016

REPOST: This woman called my mother

Let’s get this out of the way. My mother, Julia Busolo Waudo, will go to heaven.

And this is why...

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

REPOST: Baby on Board

I'm always fascinated by first-time parents. They seem to have this mystery about them that is either unexplored, understated, or even misunderstood. The ambiguity and paranoia of some about their little rascals always intrigues me. Some treat their little ones like some innocent cute bombs, which if not taken good care of will explore and wipe out life on earth. While others seem delusional about having a child. They will check its temperature hundred times a day. Call the doctor fifty times in a minute when the little rascal winks at the ceiling or coughs for fun... READ MORE...